In Sadness, an Indomitable Humanity

As a photojournalist, Ruth Fremson has witnessed a lot of suffering. Does it affect her? Of course, it does.

Ruth Fremson has seen a great deal of war, disaster and poverty. To be able to depict suffering, photographers have to step back and observe, holding themselves a bit apart from the situation — if they can — for just a moment or two. That doesn’t mean, however, that their own emotions can simply be shelved.